Pharmacology

Curing HIV When Patients Won't Take Their Medication

More than one-third of patients receiving HIV medication in Africa die or discontinue their treatment within two years, according to a study published in PLoS Medicine. Boston University researcher Sydney Rosen and colleagues identified and analyzed scient ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 16 2007 - 10:12am

Does Aspirin Only Prevent Heart Attacks In Men?

Aspirin is a common recommendation for heart attack prevention, but new research suggests that this may really only be a man's drug. Scientists have long puzzled over why the protective effects of aspirin vary so widely between clinical trials. Some t ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 18 2007 - 1:52am

Synthetic THC Is Anti-Depressant In Small Doses, Makes Depression Worse At Higher Doses

A new neurobiological study has found that a synthetic form of THC, the active ingredient in cannabis, is an effective anti-depressant at low doses. However, at higher doses, the effect reverses itself and can actually worsen depression and other psychiatr ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 23 2007 - 10:04pm

Epilepsy Drugs Shown To Cause Sexual Problems And Body Mass Index (BMI) Increase

The use of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) can lead to decreased fertility and increased incidence of reproductive endocrine disorders in both men and women. A new study published in Epilepsia investigates the effects of withdrawal from two common AEDs, carbama ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 24 2007 - 3:21pm

Vampire Bat Bite Packs Potent Clot-Busting Potential For Strokes

A potent clot-busting substance originally extracted from the saliva of vampire bats may be used up to three times longer than the current stroke treatment window – without increasing the risk for additional brain damage, according to research reported in ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 31 2007 - 11:36am

Solving Patient Compliance: Pharma's Multidimensional Challenge

LONDON, October 26 /PRNewswire/-- Patient non-compliance with doctor prescribed medication regimens is a significant challenge for healthcare providers and pharmaceutical makers. Experts estimate that patient non-adherence costs the pharmaceutical industr ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Aug 28 2010 - 12:15am

Emergence Of Recombinant Forms Of HIV: Dynamics And Scaling

The emergence of drug resistant forms of HIV often underlies the failure of current antiretroviral therapies for HIV infection. Specific mutations in the HIV genome confer resistance to individual drugs. Recombination, a process similar to sexual reproduct ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 26 2007 - 9:48am

The Dirt On French Clay: Natural Healing Is Making A Comeback

For thousands of years, people have used clay to heal wounds, soothe indigestion, and kill intestinal worms. Though the practice has declined in modern times, the recent rise of drug-resistant germs has scientists looking more closely at these ancient reme ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 26 2007 - 4:08pm

Clinical Trials Shows Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate Improves Adult ADHD In One Week

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder that manifests as a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that is more frequent and severe than is typically observed in individuals at a comparable ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 27 2007 - 2:08am

MCPP Improves Blood Sugar Tolerance

An appetite-suppressing chemical also improves glucose tolerance and lowers insulin levels in obese and diabetic mice, researchers report in the November issue of Cell Metabolism, a publication of Cell Press. Importantly, the researchers found, those effec ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 10 2007 - 1:37am